Tag: Thanksgiving

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

A Tale of Two Thanksgivings (Thanksgiving 2010)

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, we ate but didn’t feast — at least not in the fork-to-mouth sort of way. But we did feast in the beauty of our tropical surroundings. It was bliss. When we returned to Connecticut, we prepared for the other kind of feast — the traditional one had at Thanksgiving. And on […]

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Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

| October 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Carrots. While I am not a huge fan of steamed carrots, I love carrots when they have a lot of flavor — and these do. These aren’t your sweet-glazed carrots. Instead they have a rich savoriness, with a hint of sweetness and a whisper of tartness. They’d be fabulous served with a roasted chicken […]

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Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I was planning Thanksgiving this year, a lot of it was pretty simple. After five years of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I have a pretty good idea of timing, what works and where is best to go simple. So, when I was planning the menu I kept to several favorite dishes. That made the veggies […]

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Three Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Three Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces

| November 25, 2009 | 5 Comments

When I was in first or second grade, we learned about cornucopias. Somewhere between coloring the ditto sheet and learning about this so-called horn-of-plenty, I decided that my family was totally missing the boat on this incredibly important holiday tradition. I went home and all but demanded that our Thanksgiving table feature one. And it […]

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A Guide to Planning Thanksgiving in Five Days

A Guide to Planning Thanksgiving in Five Days

| November 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Really, it feels like the day has crept up on us. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were frantically running around buying last minute accessories for Halloween? Wasn’t it just a week away that we were mourning the end of summer and the […]

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Roasted Herbed Carrots

Roasted Herbed Carrots

| December 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

After spending the better part of a year cooking without any regard for fat or calories, I am slowing down. As much as I love bacon (isn’t everything better with bacon?), I’ve said farewell for now to my faithful friend. We’ll see each other again, I am sure … but for now, I need healthier […]

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Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

| November 19, 2008 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I was floating in Long Island Sound in the kayak that my uncle bought me as a college graduation gift … or it feel s that way at least. In truth though, that day was nearly three months of yesterdays ago. Yes, folks, time is flying and it’s flying faster than fast. We’ve kissed […]

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Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers . . . mmmm!

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers . . . mmmm!

| January 23, 2007 | 9 Comments

My poor family. They are always my guinea pigs when I experiment with recipes. Some, like this one, turn out great and end up on the blog. Others, like a tragic butternut squash casserole I made for Thanksgiving nearly four years ago plague me. They won’t let me forget the poorly conceived, over sweet dish […]

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